Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ends truce by warning ‘incompetent’ Democratic party

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      eridani
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      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/08/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-ends-truce-by-warning-incompetent-democratic-party

      The truce is over. The failure of the party to operate an online strategy “in a real way that exhibits competence”, Ocasio-Cortez told the Times, made it hypocritical for the party to advance criticism of progressive messaging.

      “If I lost my election, and I went out and I said: ‘This is moderates’ fault. This is because you didn’t let us have a floor vote on Medicare for all.’ And they opened the hood on my campaign, and they found that I only spent $5,000 on TV ads the week before the election?” Ocasio-Cortez said. “They would laugh. And that’s what they look like right now trying to blame the Movement for Black Lives for their loss.”

      Grassroots activism that produced large turnout in Detroit, Philadelphia and Georgia was crucial to Biden’s win, and if the Democratic party fails to recognise that and incorporate the grassroots, the party disintegrates at the ballot box, Ocasio-Cortez said.

      “It’s really hard for us to turn out nonvoters when they feel like nothing changes for them. When they feel like people don’t see them, or even acknowledge their turnout,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

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      eridani
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      https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7mmwj/how-to-keep-pushing-for-change-now-that-the-election-is-over

      Regardless of a Democrat presidential win, we need to keep up the fight for justice on every level. A lot continues to be at stake right now. The action we take, in terms of immediate efficacy, can focus on our communities even when things feel imperfect on a federal level. Here are some thoughts on what you can do to effect change locally and beyond, no matter who’s in the White House.

      You can join climate organizations like Fridays for Future, get involved with racial justice collectives like Black Lives Matter, legal advocacy organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), or reproductive justice organizations like SisterSong. There are thousands of organizations and collectives that you can look up online and reach out to based on your interests and priorities, and linking with people who are well-versed in the work that has to continue is a great first step in figuring out where you’re needed. And if there’s not a local chapter of a group that interests you, contact them to see if there’s an opportunity to start one.

      After Biden takes office, people in our communities will still need help accessing food, shelter, supplies, and other necessities. If you want to provide tangible help when larger machinations and institutions are failing people, join mutual aid groups within your community. Because of the inherent focus on community care, the results can be more immediately and effectively clear. Getting involved with mutual aid also helps you connect with people you can continue organizing in solidarity with. If there is no mutual aid group or non-profit in your community that is providing what’s needed in your immediate surroundings, consider starting your own.

      Most of us know a skill that our community could benefit from, and there are skills we likely want to learn in the service of others, too. Community education can help guide you if you want to organize a protest, gather support for a ballot measure, learn how to use NARCAN to save a life in case of drug overdose, and in so many other aspirations. You can always search for reading lists on how to be an ally to Black people or how to become more seriously involved in social change, but you can also ask local activists and community organizers what upcoming trainings they might be holding.

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      Snort McDork
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      Or is she just going to let Nancy Whatever F-things up even more by pushing her around?

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      GZeusH
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      It was to be expected for the Speaker to push around a freshman congresswoman in 2019; now the Progressives have added to their ranks, and more Blue Dogs have headed for the glue factory.   We may see progressives have to give in and get pushed around, but their numbers are growing.  The day is coming when Nancy can be left in her ice cream freezer.

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    • #377322
      N2Doc
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      What Truce? Kasich was blaming progressives before the race was called for Biden.

    • #377328
      Ohio Barbarian
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      AOC didn’t end the truce between the Vichies and the progressives; Kasich and that CIA bitch Spanberger did, and then Uncle Tom Clyburn piled on. AOC’s just firing back in self-defense, which of course will be seen as a vicious, petty and “divisive” attack on Joe Biden before the poor man is even sworn in.

      I’ll have to take a peek at SV to see if I’m right.

      Edit: Nope, nothing there yet. Guess they haven’t gotten their talking points yet.

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